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Sure hope all of you are feeling well and able to enjoy these lovely fall days we are having now. I'm simply myself loving these cool and crisp mornings we are having and I have no complaints just glad to get outside and work on projects that I need to get done before the first snowflake falls. As you know, I go into hibernation after that happens.

Seeing a whole lot of mums and pumpkins at different households which is a beautiful sight to see you know this time of year to add so much color to our landscaping and makes us feel so good when an idea of ours comes together!

George my garden spider missing during the Gunter Reunion. Maybe too many grandkids around and scared him off or either they did him in. Oh well, not to fret as another garden spider at the front of our house in the shrubbery. He's probably safe there as I'm not bothering him. He is growing at a fast pace and yes, his name is George, too.
Stopping by our house on Tuesday, while I was doing some trimming around my flower beds was Melvin Ferrell. He gave me a flyer on the Gospel Jamboree at the Justin Pemberton Arena in Woodbury on Friday, September 19th, and on Saturday, the 20th. A free event to enjoy some good gospel music. Good to talk with Melvin for awhile. He said Alene was doing okay.

I spent a little time chatting with Diane Evans one evening this week. Also Berverly Hubler came by for a visit on Monday evening.

Wanted to tell you about a poem my cousin/Aubrey's cousin Wayne Gunter sent me titled "Our Heavenly Home."
The time has come for us to kneel before our God for the love we feel.

No one could love us more than He

For He died on the cross for you and me. He was sent from heaven to take our sin
That if we believe in Him there is no end.

For the Father waits for both you and I

For he promised us a home on high.

One day we'll walk the streets of gold and listen to stories from the prophets of old.

We will soon be home with our families so dear

And Jesus said there would never be a tear.

This was verse 1 - there are two more to come. Wayne is so talented and I love what he writes. Great job, Wayne!
September birthdays to tell you about: Lynn Underwood 2nd, Judy Gunter 2nd, Sherry Gannon 11th, Chris Hood 17th, Richard Graham 19th, Katie Underwood 25th, and Emily Graham 27th.

Years ago, our two oldest granddaughters and I went down to their Granny Warren's for a visit. The oldest granddaughter was wanting to go to the barn to see Granny's chickens. Granny/my mom told her she might get some mites on her. Sort of astonished the granddaughter at that statement but she told mom when they came back they could all "suit up" before they went to the barn as she was thinking as a young child that they would be protected then from those so called mites. She probably had seen on TV how the suits were worn and masks to keep people safe from any danger they might encounter. I reminded her at the reunion about that episode down at Granny Warren's years ago and how much fun we had over it. She was a young child but she remembered saying that to her Granny Warren.

Do keep these people in prayer: Chloe Evelyn Bogle, Edith Miller, Bobby Taylor, Denise Stanton, Donna Lawson, and Carlon and Mai Nell Melton.

Short Mountain School's Harvest Festival will be on Saturday, September 27th. Try your best to come out to this event and enjoy all the festivities there. Anyway you can, try to support the kids, teachers, and all the others who work there, and the school in this endeavor for our community as a whole. A successful night this will be if each one of us does our part even if its small.

Stopped at Short Mountain Market yesterday and several people outside talking there at the benches and having one more time. naturally I had to join in the conversation they were having - not that I like to talk - guess that can be blamed on Aubrey for all those blessed years with him by my side and listening to such a wonderful guy who always had something to say. Debby, Ralph, Bernie Braswell, John Henry parker, and Marty Youngblood talking about black bears, pigs, and yes, even the little green men, and a gorilla. I made it a point not to ask about the gorilla. We have enough going on about the other animals/aliens and do not need to add a gorilla to the list.
If you have any news for the column, just give me a call at (615) 563-4429. Have a great day!

I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise Him among the multitude.
Psalm 109:30

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